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    Platinum Member kneedeep's Avatar
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    Default Kaufman vs Big Tex

    Been looking at a lot of trailers. Hope to buy one that will last a loooong time
    Down to 2 choices-

    Big Tex. Dealer in my home town. Did bother to take time to show me a trailer and gave a price before dumping me off at my truck.

    18+2 ET, 6" channel frame, 3" crossmembers 24" O.C., 14K axles, PT wood floor, stand up ramps, 12K dropleg jack, usual cheap 16" Loadrange E tires and spare, cast 2 5/16 coupler, spliced wires (I looked)
    $4750 on lot


    Kaufman- per salesman in NC factory, seemed friendly and, of course, customer service top priority.

    20+2 ET, 8K axle upgrade, PT wood floor, usual cheap 16" Loadrange E tires and spare, 16" O.C. crossmembers, 6" Channel frame, spring assist stand up ramps, 12K drop leg jack, Cast Coupler, lifetime LED recessed lites, rubrail over stake pockets, sealed wiring harness, Lockable tongue chain box.

    $4200 on their lot in NC. Add $300 to deliver to me.

    Both are good looking (Tex on lot and only internet pics of Kaufman), Kaufman offers more features at a lower price.

    Looking for pros and cons for both

    PROUD AIR FORCE DAD


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    Default Re: Kaufman vs Big Tex

    I have had my Big Tex for 4 years without any problems. I did switch all the lights out for LED. It is parked outside and the tires still look brand new.
    Randy

    NH Boomer 8N, 6' Squealer Rotary Cutter
    NH TC40DA, 16LA FEL, Red Master II Harrow
    Land Pride 6' Tiller, 7' Landscape Rake
    2008 GMC 2500HD 4X4 6.6 Duramax, Allison
    2003 GMC 2500HD 4X4 6.6 Duramax, Allison
    Big Tex 12GP 20' GN trailer
    Cub Cadet RZT 50"

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    Platinum Member kneedeep's Avatar
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    Default Re: Kaufman vs Big Tex

    Quote Originally Posted by repowell View Post
    I have had my Big Tex for 4 years without any problems. I did switch all the lights out for LED. It is parked outside and the tires still look brand new.
    How often does it get used?

    I would probably only use a trailer once a month average, but when I did it would run about 300 miles one way loaded.

    I will call that Big Tex- 1, Kaufman-0

    Thanks repowell
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    Platinum Member repowell's Avatar
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    Default Re: Kaufman vs Big Tex

    Quote Originally Posted by kneedeep View Post
    How often does it get used?
    I average once a week. I usually haul 120 square bales at a time, tractor with FEL and 6' cutter or pallet loads of shavings and pellets locally. I have hauled stock panels, pipe and cable fence materials and implements hundreds of miles without any problems. Rather than pay for shipping I prefer to go get them myself.
    Randy

    NH Boomer 8N, 6' Squealer Rotary Cutter
    NH TC40DA, 16LA FEL, Red Master II Harrow
    Land Pride 6' Tiller, 7' Landscape Rake
    2008 GMC 2500HD 4X4 6.6 Duramax, Allison
    2003 GMC 2500HD 4X4 6.6 Duramax, Allison
    Big Tex 12GP 20' GN trailer
    Cub Cadet RZT 50"

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    Default Re: Kaufman vs Big Tex

    I went with LAMAR(really nice built trailer),I load it down weekly(no not with the JD,lol) but if I had to go with one out of the 2 would say Big Tex just from knowing more people with them and they havent had anything bad to say about them. I see alot of them also at the oil field company's with backhoes and small dozers on them.
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    The only thing I regret is not buying a 28ft.....

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    Default Re: Kaufman vs Big Tex

    Quote Originally Posted by foreman Etexas View Post
    I went with LAMAR(really nice built trailer),I load it down weekly(no not with the JD,lol) but if I had to go with one out of the 2 would say Big Tex just from knowing more people with them and they havent had anything bad to say about them. I see alot of them also at the oil field company's with backhoes and small dozers on them.
    -daltons-jd-3-jpg
    The only thing I regret is not buying a 28ft.....
    Nice looking trailer. The 28' would allow you to better balance your tractor load!
    Randy

    NH Boomer 8N, 6' Squealer Rotary Cutter
    NH TC40DA, 16LA FEL, Red Master II Harrow
    Land Pride 6' Tiller, 7' Landscape Rake
    2008 GMC 2500HD 4X4 6.6 Duramax, Allison
    2003 GMC 2500HD 4X4 6.6 Duramax, Allison
    Big Tex 12GP 20' GN trailer
    Cub Cadet RZT 50"

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    Default Re: Kaufman vs Big Tex

    You answered you r own question, Kuafman is cheaper better, then that's the one. My next trailer is a Kaufman.

    Around here people are trying to sell 10 year old USED trailers on craigs list for what you can buy a new on at Kaufman.

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